“Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis” Experts & Community Round Table Discussion

March 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Free

Arts Monongahela is hosting “Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis” at 201 High St for the month of March, 2019. This show will feature over 25 visual artists sharing work representing their own perspectives on the opioid crisis impacting individuals and families across West Virginia and elsewhere.

Arts Mon is partnering with many regional recovery and prevention groups and leaders for community engagement on this topic, with a focus on the arts in recovery and prevention. We have multiple events planned for the month of March, including the opening reception, film screenings, experts & leaders round table, poetry reading & writers’ workshop, and live music performances.

On Wednesday, March 20, from 7 to 9 PM, there will be a round table discussion for community leaders and therapists presenting methods for using the arts (broadly) in therapy or for counseling those who have been so deeply affected by this crisis. Featured among the participants:

– Dr. Donald Fidler, Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University
– Kathleen (Kit) Conner, Art Therapist and Grief Counselor and Senior Advisor in the WVU Advising Center
– Brandhi Irvon Gafeney Director of Music & Arts at Jacob’s Ladder Rehabilitation facility
– Caitlin Sussman, Project LIGHT coordinator Mylan Puskar Health Right Friendship House
– Dr. Cathy Yura, Director of WVU CRP and WVU Collegiate Recovery
– Dr. Laura Capage, Executive Director Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center
– Jonathan Dower, Director of Recovery Services, Ascension Recovery Services
– Jonnie Kifer, Monongalia County PFS
– Laurel Thornton, Neuro-Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor, Whole Brain Solutions

Our goal is to create an open forum to visualize perspectives across our community through the arts and follow guidance by recovery and prevention leaders. We acknowledge that recovery and addiction are a deeply personal issue and the impact of the crisis on our communities, families, and individuals is unique to each experience.

This event is free of charge.

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Location Details:

Arts Monongahela
201 High Street, Morgantown, WV, USA

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